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GOP leaders back border deal, despite protests on the right


February 12, 2019

Jon Tester

Staff and wire

Editor’s note: This version adds comment from the office of Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.

WASHINGTON - GOP congressional leaders swung behind a hard-won agreement today to prevent a new government shutdown and finance construction of more barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, selling it as a necessary compromise even as some Republicans on the right voice opposition.

President Donald Trump said he's unahppy with the compromise, although he didn't say he wouldn't sign it.

Trump said he doesn't believe there will be a shutdown, which could have hit hundreds of thousands of...

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